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Serena Williams: A Sundae “Love Yourself” Puzzle

Serena Williams’ outburst in the US Open 2009 in a match with Kim Clijsters against a lines-woman for making a wrong call got me to thinking the messages we send out and how they reflect upon how we feel about ourselves! This week’s Sundae Jigsaw Puzzle is for you Serena!

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Live Free or Die: How to Coach Yourself Happy.

You may be clear about your goal, but are you thinking past your goal? Have you considered what reaching the goal will do for you or how it will change your life? Here, Our Lady of Weight Loss, presents an opportunity for you to ‘coach yourself happy.’

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Kate Gosselin: Naked for Playboy? (Vote here!)

According to Star magazine Kate Gosselin was offered $400,000 to pose for Playboy. It got my mind to spinning naked thoughts and wondering, if Hugh called me, would I say “yes?” How confident do I feel about my body? How confident do you feel about your body? Is $400,000 enough?

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6 Billion Pounds Overweight: Dr. Ian Smith gives America a kick in the tush

“The food industry has huge culpability as to why we in America find ourselves where we are,” Dr. Ian said. “The food industry is not a non-profit agency. They are in it for the profits.”

09 09 09: 9 tips, 9 pounds in 9 minutes

It’s 09 09 09 Our Lady of Weight Loss has 9 tips to share with you that can help you to lose 9 pounds in 9 minutes.

Obama Speech: Get back on the wagon presidential style.

The holiday weekend is over. It’s time to get serious! This weight loss riddle will get you back on track, back on the wagon … presidential style.

Peanut Butter Smack: Fat-Burning Info and Recipes

The Do’s and Don’ts o Peanut Butter Smack from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens. Yum!

True Blood Frenzy: Type A to Type O Red Blood Party Tips

For those of us who are HUGE True Blood fans and are sad to see the season come to an end (next episode the last, boo hoo), consider throwing a season finale cocktail party or, alternatively, how about a romantic warm blooded evening for two? Here’s how!

Sundae Puzzle: Mandala – the perfect circle

This Sundae Jigsaw Puzzle was inspired by the mandala, one of Tantric Buddhism’s most widely used meditational tools.

5 Tips: Happy Zaps of Color (end the summer blues)

Got the end of summer blues? Here are 5 happy zaps of color from Our Lady of Weight Loss, sure to lighten your mood and bring energy to your day.

August 27: Two Moons, Mars and One Chocolate Moon Pie

Guilt Free Moon Pie, for those who are craving chocolate but don’t want to get weighed-down by the calories and fat from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens.

Miss Universe 2009: What does she eat? (video)

If you want to glow beautiful like Miss Universe, then you must read this! Food news and diet tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss!

Neuroscience: You cannot break a habit.

When your old habits kick in, what will you do? Our Lady of Weight Loss offers important information and motivates like no other!

Diet Tip: How to get rid of dead weight.

How much dead weight are you carrying around with you? How is it stopping you from moving forward? Want to get rid of it? Our Lady of Weight Loss leads the way.

More to Love, Episode 4: Are you good or are you bad?

Was the “More to Love Good/Bad Game” unnecessarily cruel or just stupid? You decide!

A Flat Belly Diet and Sassy Water Prayer

Want to have a flat belly?

Dancing with the Stars: Tom DeLay, Kathy Ireland, Debbie Mazar?

Dancing with the Stars 2009 season to include Tom DeLay, Kathy Ireland and Debbie Mazar. Who will you shake and shimmy with? How many calories will you burn?

diets don’t work … Listening Does.

What does your body have to say about what you are eating? How often does the sight or smell of food drown out your body’s words of wisdom?

Kick in the Tush Monday: One degree makes all the difference VIDEO

Kick in the Tush MONDAY … for those who need or might enjoy a Kick in the Tush. A dash of inspiration, a pinch of motivation to get your energized each and every Monday morning.

Paris may not be Jacko’s daughter after all

Get down and jiggy with Our Lady of Weight Loss, as she brings you up to date on today’s hot topics: Is Mark Lesser Paris father? How bad was the Tokyo Earthquake? How might you keep your hands out of the cookie jar!

True or False: Our body produces ‘aspirin.’

True or False: Our body produces ‘aspirin.’ Tune-into Our Lady of Weight Loss for today’s Miracle Cure! Delicious, nutritious, informative and fun.

Sexy 101: 9 One-Size-Fits-All Tips on How to Let Your Sexy Rip

Want to walk with confidence, love yourself, look good in clothes and ooze sexy? Our Lady of Weight Loss has 9 sexy secrets to share with you.

Quick Weight Loss Centers report: Watermelon juice key to weight loss.

Warning: The following information is not pretty, but it could be the key to your weight loss success.

Watermelon: Fruit or Vegetable?

Rejoice! Today is National Watermelon Day! Our Lady of Weight Loss shares her favorite watermelon recipes and surprising information about the watermelon that may have an impact on what you eat and how you lose!

Jigsaw Heaven: Creative Weight Loss

Jigsaw Heaven: This week’s puzzle is inspired by National Watermelon Day! Something beautiful and heavenly to keep your hands and mind busy.

Weight Loss Fun: Bizarre August Holidays

Our Lady of Weight Loss religiously cracks open her Bizarre Holiday calendar, meticulously combs through it as she zeros in on her top 5 holiday picks. She then joyously begins planning her themed parties, proving once again that Weight Loss can be FUN!!!

Thunder Pants, Under Pants: A Weighty Weigh-In

Kick in the Tush Club member in good standing, “Thunder Pants,” confesses her ‘weighty sins’ to Our Lady of Weight Loss and receives forgiveness. What’s your dietary sin?

Quick Weight Loss Center

Quick Weight Loss Center: Our Lady of Weight Loss invites you to set yourself free.

More to Love FOX: Wheel of rejection?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, puts a humorous fat-melting spin on the cookie cutter, diced and spliced TV reality show, More to Love.

More to Love: Empower or exploit?

Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal, wonders, “Will Fox’s new TV show, “More to Love,” exploit or empower women?

Kim and Kloe Kardashian: How to turn a 15-minute sex tape into a ‘miracle’ weight loss cure

As Kim and Kloe Kardashian launch their new diet product, “Quick Trim” – a lemonade cleanse set to hit the GNC shelves in August – Our Lady of Weight Loss offers a red-hot Kick in the Tush!

Kirstie Alley: Stuck In a Fat Suit?

Kirstie Alley on Oprah today once again discusses her 85 pound weight gain. What does Our Lady of Weight Loss and Janice Taylor have to say about this weighty matter? Plenty!

Lemon Angel: Healing Elixir from Heaven

What do you do when life hands you lemons? Make lemonade? How about something more imaginative, exotic? With or without the Absolut Citron, this amazing cocktail from Shoes & Cocktails, “Watermelon Lemonade,” refreshes and revitalizes. The Ingredients/Recipe: Serves 3 or […]

Weighty Confession: But I only had one spoonful.

These past few weeks, I have watched the numbers on the scales of injustice slowly rise, 1/4 pound to a 1/2 pound per week. But Why? Nothing obvious that I could detect, for I swear I did not dive into […]

Basil & Spice: Janice Taylor Drops 50, Tells All

I am excited to share with you a wonderful interview that Basil & Spice, the #1 syndicated blog site about authors and books on healthy living, posted this morning. The interview happens to be with Janice Taylor (oh, that’s me!), […]

Drop Dead Diva: Judging Fat People

Once upon a time, many fat moons ago, when I was at my heaviest in all possible ways (both body and soul), I took a mid-day break from the madness. Dressed loosely in what could have been characterized as a […]

Sunday Puzzle: Love Your Inner Chubby Child

This week’s Sunday JigSaw Puzzle entitled “Love Your Inner Chubby Child” was inspired by Our Lady of Weight Loss’s yesterday blog-post. “Fat Daughter: A Punishment from God.” Even though I have permanently removed 50 pounds of excess weight, my inner […]

Gastric Bypass Surgery: How much is ‘fat’ costing America?

This afternoon I stumbled upon an interesting article in the Las Vegas Sun that got me all fired up as it posed the following question: “If gastric bypass saved you money for morbidly obese people to have weight loss surgery, […]

Passionate Living 101: Burn fat & live life large

Motivation is not task driven. It’s all about emotion. It’s fire driven. In order to permanently lose weight, we need to be passionate. And … you’ve got to fuel your passion (just like you have to fuel your body and […]

Does God want you to be fat?

Did you know that approximately ninety percent of Americans believe in God? Yes, it’s true and many people also feel that God has a unique purpose for their lives. Their sense of the divine and their sense of destiny are […]

How to Ward Off the Afternoon Slump

Are you sinking fast? Is your motivation, enthusiasm and energy coming to a screeching halt? As you blood sugar starts its downward spiral, your body clock slowly shifts into its natural lull. You are tempted to stick your hand into […]

Diets don’t work: Transformational journeys do

Do you want to manifest deep, lasting and significant change? Do you want to permanently remove those excess pounds? Do you want to step out of your fat suit? Then you must journey inward, take a good honest look at […]

The No Diet Way: Table Tips & Slim Down Tricks

Set Your Table for Change! Here are some great fat melting tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Arsenal for Mass Reduction … and an excellent excuse (or reason) to go shopping! Use dark, small plates! Studies show that people […]

Fat to Thin: Step Out of Your Fat Suit Today.

A number of readers have asked me for more details about my travels on the rocky road to Sveltesville, wanting me to further share my secrets that led me from a size 18 to a size 4, and how I […]

Charmed Living: Start with a “Life List.”

Listen up! I’ve got something to share with you that is going to curl your hair or straighten it, depending! A treasure trove of life-changing information! My friend, neighbor and sister Beliefnet.com blogger, Victoria Moran, is launching her latest book […]

Belly Fat Cure: Blueberries beat the belly fat blues.

Our Lady of Weight Loss wants to know … Got the Belly Fat Blues? The benefits of eating blueberries, a fruit that is rich in antioxidants, has been known for some time, but now new studies indicate that blueberries may […]

Cucumber Angel: Cool, comforting and heaven sent.

This week’s Weight Loss Jig Saw art is called “Cool as a Cucumber Angel.” She is cool, comforting, and comes complete with flying cucumber, daisy power and a to-die-for recipe! Cool as a Cucumber Angel Salad Ingredients: 2 long and […]

Father’s Day e-cards: Wishing Dad Health and Happiness

On Father’s Day, what better message to send than a healthy and happy one! Lighten Up with Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Glorious Greetings ~ Spirited and spiritual e-cards! More celebratory days! International Sushi Day: does sushi make us fat? […]

Jon and Kate spoiler: A sandwich of betrayal, stress & divorce?

I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to be Jon or Kate or one of the eight. The amount of milk and bread consumed daily would be enough to put me over the edge, never mind […]

International Sushi Day: ‘Diet’ food that makes us fat?

Would you prefer knowing the truth or living in ignorance? Assuming knowledge is power and ignorance is bliss, which would you prefer – power or bliss? Here follows ‘the truth about Sushi!’ from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet.com Sushi Lover. As far […]

In need of Comfort Food?

What if this Beliefnet blogger were to tell you that there is a healthy and guilt-free food readily available – sitting in your supermarket – waiting for you – that is more comforting than mac n’ cheese, chocolate pudding, whipped […]

Is “The Biggest Loser” making us fatter?

This Beliefnet blogger wants to know, “How do you know when you are sated?” While leading an amazing Our Lady of Weight Loss enLIGHTens Workshop, I tossed the following question out to my group. “How do you know when you […]

Calvin Klein Billboard – unbuttoned, unzipped: Gone too far?

I woke up to a lot of hubbub about the inescapable – no way you can miss it – massively huge in size and message – Calvin Klein billboard displayed on Lafayette and Houston Streets in SoHo (NYC) today. Unbuttoned, […]

Weight Loss Wisdom: Stuck On Chocolate

Janice Taylor, Beliefnet blogger, reporting in from Omega Institute of Holistic Studies in The Catskills, New York. Our Lady of Weight Loss and I are leading a workshop entitled “Our Lady of Weight Loss EnLIGHTens.” (She always gets top billing!) […]

Happy Weight Loss: 10 Sunny Ways to Make Your Day A Good One

This Beliefnet blogger asked Kick in the Tush Club members to answer the following question, “What is your good morning recipe?”And Sunny Gal answered! Good goin’ Sunny Gal! Thanks!!!!10 Sunny Ways to Make Your Day a Good One!1. A good […]

Coach Yourself Thin: How difficult is your weight loss journey?

Today’s weight loss question was inspired by The North Wind from Aesop’s Fables. The North Wind boasted of great strength. The Sun argued that there was great power in gentleness. “We shall have a contest,” said the Sun. Far below, […]

New Moon: How to utilize the power of the new moon to change your life.

The hype for The Twilight Saga: New Moon has begun. I caught a trailer for it this morning. Looks good, if you like Vampires, and who doesn’t? And speaking of New Moons, I was wondering if you were aware of […]

Xtreme Eating Awards 2009: and the winner is . . . .

On Tuesday, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington DC consumer group announced its 2009 Xtreme Eating Awards. All award winning dishes were chock a bloc with calories, layered with salt, fat, sugar on top of fat, […]

Conan O’Brien starts choco taco stampede

If you inexplicably had an irresistible urge to go on a chocolate or ice cream run late last night, a taco binge, or a combination of the above, feel free to blame saboteur Conan O’Brien. During his last night’s premiere […]

You Are Oprah: Top 8 to Being Great

There a multitude of self-help books in the marketplace that speak to the idea of self-acceptance, self-worth, self-love – in fact – I’ve authored two of them! And with that in mind, I have to say that Howard Glasser’s new […]

The Watermelon Angel: dessert straight from heaven

This week’s jigsaw puzzle was inspired by an absolutely delicious watermelon fruit compote recipe that Our Lady of Weight Loss whipped up and served last night. (I so love it when she visits!) She got the recipe from the Watermelon […]

Coach Yourself Thin: What are you willing to do?

Most goals involve taking some kind of action, so it’s a good idea to have some idea as to where you’re going to start. Some people like to have a very detailed and step by step plan, while others like […]

10 Healthy Summer Recipes from the Our Lady of Weight Loss Kitchens

Hungry for soul-satisfying dishes to keep you eating fresh and your weight in line all summer long? Of course, you are!!! Our Lady of Weight Loss asked me to share her favorite recipes with you! As you may remember, I […]

9 Happy Weight Loss Tips from the patron saint of permanent fat removal

Hot off the top of the Huffington Post Living page … Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal (she who guides me) takes a light approach to weight loss. It is the patron saint’s mission […]

Lose a pound: Manifest a 4-pound reduction!

Here’s a riddle from Our Lady of Weight Loss, the patron saint of permanent fat removal! Which weighs more? A pound of feathers; or a pound of nails? A pound is a pound, folks! Unless, of course, you’re talking about […]

3 Eat Smart Tips: No-Diet Way to Weigh Less

There are so many things to weigh and measure when it comes to permanent weight loss and food is not the only one! This Beliefnet blogger has got some weight loss tips for you that will not only curl your […]

American Idol: Kris Allen – the morning after.

I thought that the shock of Boy-Next-Store, Kris Allen winning the “American Idol” title over Rock Star Adam Lambert would wear off by the time the morning rolled around and I’d downed a cup of coffee or two. I thought […]

American Idol Finale: 6 Stress-Busting Snacks

I don’t know about you but this Beliefnet blogger is a bit concerned as to how she is going to get through tonight’s American Idol finale. It promises to be a star-studded nail-biter of an event. Will the stress of […]

Mental Health Now: Feeling Blue? Need a Mood Lift?

Feeling blue? In need of a fast, quick, lift? Something you can do right now, with or without a friend?! This Beliefnet.com blogger invites you to add to our ‘feel good now’ list. 1. Smile. 2. Breathe. 3. Pick wild […]

How do you stop yourself?

It takes a lot of energy for a person to stay stuck, to keep a problem firmly alive and in place. How do you stop yourself from permanently losing weight? People say to me, “No matter what I do, I […]

Rebecca Romijn: Lose 60 Pounds, No Exercise!

Rebecca Romijn (a.k.a. Rebecca Romain and Rebecca Romjin-Stamos) claims that she lost (never to be found again) 60 lbs after giving birth to twin girls, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip … 35 pounds in the first three weeks, […]

Weigh-In: You are beyond measure.

This week’s jigsaw puzzle was inspired by and is for those who grapple with the numbers of the scale. Do NOT let the scales of injustice put you into a tail spin! People listen up, the number of the scale […]

What will happen when you become fit & healthy?

No one is an island, unto themselves. People belong to wider systems, and it’s useful to think through, to know how a change will affect those systems. As you let go of your excess weight, become slim, fit and healthy, […]

Mother’s Day Recipes – Satisfying and Scrumptious (video included)

We are visiting my 93 year-young mother on Mother’s Day. While she lives along, drives and is A-okay in every way, she no longer cooks! (Not that she was much of a cook to being with … oops, don’t tell […]

Mother’s Day: Best Mother Ever Award Goes to …

Tell the truth. Are you a bit cranked out, disillusioned or just plain tired? Are you giving, running, doing until you are dry? If yes, I’d like to encourage you to stop it, right now! There’s no way you can […]

OVERWEIGHT: Will It Kill You?

A new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health reports that hundreds of thousands of deaths each year are due to diet and lifestyle. Below are the numbers of annual deaths in the United States due to […]

Dining Out on a Diet: Guilt-Free and Delicious (recipe included)

For those of us are watching our weight, counting calories and/or carbs and find dining-out a bit daunting, I’ve got two words for you. “Order Ceviche!” Ceviche (also spelled cebiche or seviche) is a seafood dish that is marinated in […]

Kirstie Alley: A puzzle for these fat times.

This week’s jig-saw weight loss art was inspired by Kirstie Alley’s appearance on Oprah (Thursday, April 30). I empathize with both Kirstie and Oprah. I’ve lost ‘it’ and found ‘it’ more than once. Here’s a link to my this week’s […]

What If Weight Loss Were No Longer an Issue?

Food for thought … Now, just imagine … What IF weight loss were no longer an issue? What WOULD you do with all that time and energy? How often do you think about your weight? How often do you think […]

Boost Your Immune System: Survive Swine Flu

Dramatically Increase Your Ability to Survive Swine Flu Avoid airplanes, subways, confined spaces and BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM!!! Imagine that your immune system is your own personal army. Your troops guard against attacks from ‘alien’ forces, and they defend against […]

The Ultimate Weight Loss Question-The Ultimate ANSWER!

How Can I Lose Weight???!!? I received an email from a reader enquiring, “Can you give me some pointers on weight loss?” To which I replied, “might you please be more specific?” After all, I could write volumes on the […]

Creative Exercise: Polish Off a Piece of Cake

Want to polish off that piece of cake? Try polishing the dressers instead. Given the amount of running around I do, I barely have enough time to sleep, much less exercise and/or clean. (Plus, I resist – neither activity is […]

Bush Tortures Detainees: 1,000 Calorie Diet Plan

As stated in the New York Times and The Huffington Post, President Bush turned to Slim Fast and Jenny Craig to rationalize the use of dietary manipulation on detainees. From The Huffington Post: In a footnote to a May 10, […]

EARTH DAY RECIPES: To Die For Delicious

EARTH DAY RECIPES: EAT GREEN What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to eat environmentally friendly, healthy and green! Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Earth Day recipes feature seasonal fruit, veggies and heaps of good energy! Not your usual […]

Adam Lambert: If I Can’t Have You … Tears Lost, Pounds Gained.

American Idol’s Adam Lambert delivered yet another powerful, original and absolutely mesmerizing performance last night! His emotionally intense delivery brought out the emotions in me. And while I sat in front of the television watching, breaking the number one rule […]

Scientists: Obesity Causes Global Warming

Oh My … more bad news for those (34% of Americans) who are obese. In a study released by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine scientists found that overweight people emit more carbon emissions than slim […]

United Airlines: Double Your Fat, Double Their Pleasure.

United Airlines is the latest airline to jump on the anti-fat bandwagon and penalize their overweight passengers by charging them, should they not fit ‘comfortably’ into one seat, for two seats! They say that they are doing this because they […]

The Pineapple Cure: One Secret Ingredient that YOU Need!

Glory Be! This Beliefnet Blogger is thrilled to report that pineapples, although available year-round, are hitting their sweet peak right now and will continue to do so through early summer! Pineapples are juicy, delicious and good for you, too. They […]

QUIZ: Are YOU a Food Addict?

What characterizes a food addiction? Simply put, you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop eating. The foods seems stronger than you. The food also gives you a false sense of pleasure; pleasure that inevitably turns into […]

Dr. Laura: Mean-Spirited; Anti-Fat

Here’s what Kick in the Tush Club member, Nathanne, has to say about Dr. Laura and “her horrible attitude toward overweight people.” (She was inspired to speak out by last week’s post “Governor Paterson Declares War!” Dear Janice ~ The […]

Reduce Belly Fat: The Happiness Diet

How to Kick-Start Your Pursuit of Happiness by Janice Taylor As a life coach and author, I have worked with thousands of people who are searching for their life happiness. My work is to move them toward their authentic selves, […]

Banana Bread or a Banana Smooth: You Choose!

Just yesterday, one of my star clients (you’re all stars, truly) ‘confessed’ that she’d had some very ripe bananas in the house, and so she ‘had’ to make banana bread. Whoa! “HAD TO?” Make “Banana Bread?” And then … eat […]

Sunday Puzzle: Tune In * Turn On * Drop Out …

Tune In * Turn On * Drop Out … We are about to travel back to the ’60s. Get your Flower Power sign, your tied-dyed T-shirt out of storage (or borrow your parents’)! Get ready to “Tune In” … again!Hair […]

Is Splenda Safe?

I’ve been hearing a lot of bad buzz about Splenda. “Many body-conscious people opt for artificial sweeteners instead of sugar when they want to satisfy their sweet tooth. Splenda is a common choice. What is Splenda? It’s a mixture of […]

Dog’s Listen: Your Sunday Puzzle

This week’s Our Lady of Weight Loss jigsaw puzzle was inspired by the Jewish proverb … “No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” For tips on how to listen … go to: Listen Up! For […]

Irish Stew: Better than Vegetable Soup

The Slow-Cooker Lamb Stew Cure from the Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Kitchen. Move over Alice Waters … Our Lady of Weight Loss is cookin’ it up right! As promised in Sunday’s blog post: Go Green: St. Patrick’s Day Diet, […]

Want to Lose Weight? Then … READ THIS!

CALORIES RULE The largest-ever controlled study of weight-loss methods was published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. More than 800 overweight adults were assigned to one of four diets that reduced calories through a variety of combinations. […]

Valentine’s Day: The Best Lover of All

Today is Valentine’s Day (as if you needed me to tell you!). And ‘they’ say that Valentine’s Day is for lovers. Well, that’s just swell if you have a lover, and even then it can go bust (manage your expectations […]

7 Things that Sap Your Spiritual Energy

Non-Emotional Spirit Sappers! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach and 50 pound big-time-loser. Sometimes things get in our way and weigh us down, stop us from moving forward, muck up the works and inadvertently send us to the fridge, […]

Our Lady of Weight Loss’s DOWNLOADABLE Survival Guide to the Holidays

The best ever Holiday Weight Loss Tips from Our Lady of Weight Loss, guaranteed to help you slim down while you laugh it up! AND – it’s OLofWL holiday guide.pdf. Print it and carry it with you to each and […]

Weight Loss Tip: What IS a Calorie?

I queried my posse of nutrition-minded friends. “What IS a calorie?” While most people know what a calorie does – gives us energy, fuels us, and sometimes if we eat enough of them, adds weight to our bodies – they’re […]

Rude Remarks: How to Handle the Weight Loss Saboteur

Under Attack!! Rude Remarks that Ruffle My Feathers by Janice Taylor Every so often, someone says something to me about my newly found thinness that is upsetting and sends me reeling. (Yes, it’s been seven years since I permanently removed […]

Recession Proof Foods: Cheap n’ Easy Recipes

Recession or No Recession, You Still Gotta Eat! by Janice Taylor As the news of the recession hits hard and food prices continue to climb, some of us are worried that we may not be able to feed our families […]

The Best Ever Thanksgiving Survival Guide to Mental Health

How to survive Thanksgiving? Get through it without gaining 7 pounds of excess weight and 20 pounds of family baggage? Just follow these 10 tips and enjoy! The Best Ever Thanksgiving Survival Guide to Mental Health 1. Manage Your Expectations. […]

Holiday Blues: Turn a Thankful Cheek

Got the Holiday Blues? You’re not alone! Truth be told, the holidays are a tossed salad of emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, hunger, loneliness, joy, love, gratitude and loss – oh and the dressing is stress! True enough! Now that […]

Christmas Diet Recipe: Sweet Potato Whip It

Thanksgiving? Without sweet potatoes? Perish the thought!!! For me, Sweet Potatoes are a Thanksgiving MUST! My sweet potato roots go back to my childhood when my mother whipped up the “marshmallow and pineapple casserole thing” each and every Thanksgiving. I […]

Get your Motivation & Inspiration here, NOW! Amazing!

Inspiration and motivation are BIG topics in the Land of Permanent Fat Removal. Aren’t they? People look to Our Lady of Weight Loss and me and ask, “How can I stay motivated?” And Our Lady of Weight Loss answers, “Hey, […]

Christmas Tip #13: Ward off Cravings, Bingeing and Depression

It is particularly important to go into the ‘light’ during this time of year, when the sun sets earlier and earlier and we are less likely to get out. Too little sun light can activate cravings for fatty, high-calorie foods […]

VIDEO Christmas Tip #12: Filling Up On Happiness

I was recently talking to one of my star coaching clients (each and everyone of you a star in your own way). Betty (the names have been changed to protect the innocent) said, “I know I should fill up on […]

Christmas Tip #11: The Family “Fat” (not like the family jewels)

We know that obesity is a growing epidemic among adults and children, leading to increases in serious illness including diabetes. For the first time, our children’s life span may be shorter than ours. How frightening is that? And yet, we […]

Christmas Diet Tip #10: One Simple Step to Eating Less

>Are you listening to what I’m saying? Are you reading what I’m writing? Are you picking up what I’m putting down? Because I know I’ve said this before, covered this topic (as have other healthy living gurus), but there is […]

Christmas Diet Tip #9: Masticate Your Food … Chew On!

As my mother loves to say, “Masticate your food!” She’s got great delivery, and always gets a laugh. And she’s got a point. As we chew each mouthful at least 20-25 times, we break down the food into small particles […]

Christmas Diet Tip #8: Keeping Perspective

Keeping Perspective: It’s NOT about your FAT; it’s about YOUR LIFE! Your weight, your diet, your exercise plan is just one slice of your life pie. Permanent weight loss is about living a balanced life. It’s about looking at all […]

Christmas Diet Tip #6: Eat More!

More is Less. Add food to your diet. Yup, you heard me, alrighty! I’m telling you to eat more… Fruits and vegetables that is! If you want to feel sated, satisfied, full … NOT hungry … then fruits and veggies […]

Christmas Diet Tip #3: 5 Steps to Kill the Sugar Craving

Now that Halloween is behind us (yes, my butt is bigger, too), I hope we can take a more “measured” look at sugar. For the record, this diet guru permanently removed over 50 pounds 7 years ago, and YES, Janice […]

JigSaw Sundae: Scream?

Today’s JigSaw puzzle … “The Morning After Scream” … was inspired by a combination of things. Primarily, Halloween and the turning back of the clock. My internal clock is confused and still slightly ‘off’ from all that Halloween sugar!!! Enjoy […]

Christmas Diet Tip: Eating Slowly Translates to Pounds Lost

Are you worried that Halloween will turn into a two-month binge? Are you feeling anxious that the holiday season kick-off is upon us? Are you concerned that you might gain weight? Here is One Thing YOU CAN Do Today that […]

HALLOWEEN: Is Candy calling your name?

Ghosts, Goblins, Gremlins … Candy … oh My! by Janice Taylor Tomorrow is Halloween! Is “Candy” calling your name? She sure is a seductress! What to do? Change your name and then … Think Ahead! Curb the Sugar Cravings. On […]

Fat Fighter! Fitness. Food. Fun

Fitness. Food. Fun. from Janice Taylor I was so excited this morning to wake up (yes, that’s always a good sign) and receive a surprise email from Sahar from FatFighterTV.com. Sahar reviewed my book, All Is Forgiven, Move On. And […]

Weight Loss Tip: How to say “No, thank you.”

Chocolate knocking at your door? by Janice Taylor Last night, there was a knock, knock, knockin’ at my door. I opened the door … (first mistake). The Inn’s proprietor sent a little box of designer chocolates on a tray with […]

Weight Loss Tip: Travel Survival Kit

Traveling with Janice by Janice Taylor Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh … at yourself! I’m headed out of town this morning for 2.5 days … woo hoo! I love packing up my little suitcase, rolling it and myself out […]

Halloween JigSaw Sundae: Limit Your Treats Lest Halloween Will Haunt You

It’s true. Mark my words. Pay attention. I’m telling it to you straight. LIMIT YOUR TREATS, Lest Halloween WILL HAUNT YOU for months to come! from Janice Taylor 22 pieces of candy corn = 140 calories EXERCISE REQUIRED to Burn, […]

13 Ways to Transform Your Life

Life Lessons Janice Taylor learned from her own life-changing leap of faith five years ago. By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for a Free Consult) Hi everyone … […]

Sundae JigSaw Puzzle: Recession Proof Your Mind!

Recession Proof Your Mind by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for FREE LIFE Consult!) This week’s GET JIGGY Sundae JigSaw Puzzle was inspired by the recession! (Funny, no? […]

Six Quick Steps to Self-Love (and a quick steppin’ video)

Be Brave: Boost Self-Love by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, syndicated columnist, seminar leader & 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for free life consult.)When I was a kid, I proudly showed my grandma my spelling test … […]

Breakfast and a Movie

NO BREAKFAST? Are you kidding? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-Pound BIG-Time-LOSER! (Write Janice for Free Life Consult).TRUE or FALSE? Skipping breakfast aids weight loss. Maybe y’all think that if you […]

The “Six Thinking Hats” Diet

“Six Thinking Hats” is a powerful technique that can help you to develop new ways of dealing with difficult situations, food or otherwise. ~ by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! […]

The Flower Remedy: Lose Weight Now

Flower Power: Visual, Smell & Taste – A Complete Diet Package! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for free consult) The taste and pleasure we derive from eating is linked […]

Never On A Sundae Jig Saw Puzzle!

Get Out the Vote Jig-Saw Sundae by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound-Big-Time-Loser! (Write Janice for a Free Consult!) This week’s JigSaw Sundae is inspired by the importance of this election. […]

The Alien Made Me Eat It!

Alien or Addict? by Janice Taylor Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist and 50-pound-big-time-loser. (Write Janice for a Free Consult). I received the following E-emergency note the other night from a client of mine – who […]

Lose Weight: The Fat Gene Diet

Do NOT Accept Delivery of Your Ancestors ‘Fat Genes’ by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for free consult) It is a w i d e l y held […]

BREATHE DEEP: Lose Weight

Your Breath, Your Metabolism, Your Weight by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for free consult) Our weight depends on a complicated blend of variables – from […]

Emotional Eating Bail Out

Leave Your Rage On the Page by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound big-time-loser! (Write Janice for free consult) In these particularly precarious and nerve-wracking times of Wall Street meltdowns, […]

Jig Saw Sundae – Deliciously Entertaining!

Discover Me JigSaw Sundae by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! “Discover Me” is inspired by a touching tale of woe. When I was 8 years old, and weighed […]

PLANNING: A Winning Strategy

How important is it to plan? VERY! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Neurolinguistic Practitioner, Author, Seminar Leader & 50-Pound Big-Time-Loser! (write Janice for free consult) Many of you exhibit quite a bit of resistance around planning […]

Tell the Truth: Crumbs Don’t Count!

Who’s Foolin’ Who? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser!! (write Janice for a Free Consult!) Self Talk: Sometimes, when biting, tasting and licking other people’s foods, I have to stop […]

Go Healthy: 13 Cooking Tips

On Your Mark, Get Ready, GO HEALTHY! – Simple and Easy Tips by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader, 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for free consult!) People ask me about my eating habits. They’re […]

Weight Loss: The Chinese Way

Wind-Water and Weight by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author. Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for Free Consult.) FENG SHUI (pronounced “fung shway”), the Chinese art of placement, literally translates as “wind-water.” Wind represents […]

The Health Benefits of Journaling

In Celebration of National “Dear Diary Day” – Let’s Write! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser In the fast paced world of computers, e-mails, and text messages, I am putting forth […]

Forever Young: Posit-iVim-Aging (with a VIM and an AH)

New Words, Thoughts and Foods for the Anti-Aging Crowd by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, First, I MUST address the word “anti-aging,” which annoys me and is totally on my last nerve. It is plastered […]

Shells, Penne, Spirals-Oh My! 3 Righteous Recipes from Our Lady’s Kitchen.

I heart pasta! I do!! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader & 50-pound Big-Time-Loser! Fun Factoid: Thomas Jefferson is credited with introducing macaroni to the United States, he fell in love with […]

Eleven Tips: Move Past Depression NOW!

Depression and Your Weight by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. I know from first hand experience that depression can move someone toward food. (Yes, this ‘happy idiot’ has had bouts of […]

Miracle Pears – Always Delicious and Nutritious

She’s Got Quite a Pear! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Syndicated Columnist, Seminar Leader and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser!! But square-cut or pear-shape, these rocks don’t lose their shape! ~ Leo Robin (1900-1984), U.S. songwriter. “Diamonds Are […]

A Sunday Prayer: Silence the Saboteur

A Sunday Prayer by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, author, columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser.While traveling the Road to Sveltesville, one will undoubtedly ‘hear voices’ in their head that command them to ‘eat another slice of cake’ -or- […]

Salt to Taste : from Food to Face

A Grain of Salt by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. Salt, also known as sodium chloride, is our number-one source of sodium. It is an important, much needed mineral in our diets. Sodium […]

Whole Grains Will Change Your Life

The Miracle of the Whole Grain: I prayed for WHOLE GRAINS to show up and they did! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser! I was talking to Our Lady of Weight Loss the […]

FLOW: Happiness Beyond Time and Space

Juicy and Tender Flow by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. Have you ever gotten so beautifully and intensely absorbed in an ‘action’ that time ceased to exist? You look up from the […]

Laughing at Longevity

Wise Crackin’ and Young at Heart by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. Dr. Andrew Weill, whom I absolutely adore for so many reasons – his voice, his beard, his impressive knowledge – […]

Got the End of Summer Blues? The One Minute Cure

I’ve got the “End of Summer Blues” and I’ve got ‘em bad! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. As the light days of summer shorten, and the temperature moves from hot to […]

Your Belief System: Your Weight

A Penny to Change Your Thoughts by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. What is a Belief System? A belief system is a series of ideas that your mind has organized in order […]

My Soul Has A Hair Style

My Soul Has a Hair Style … As Does Michelle’s, Cindy’s and Hillary’s! by Janice Taylor, Life Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound Big-Time-Loser I’m having a ‘nervous breakdown.’ Somewhat dramatic – but nonetheless, in the midst of a rather […]

Ever-Increasing Waistline: Latest Report says 37 States Fatter than Ever

F as in Big FAT Paradigm Shift Needed – FAST! NOW! HURRY! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound Big-Time-Loser I’m not surprised that America is fatter than ever! Or that the latest report, F […]

Betty Boop: Sexy, Dangerous and Spreading Sugar In the Ghetto

Betty Boop No Longer Virtuous by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss books, and 50-pound big-time-loser. Betty Boop, the first and quite possibly the most famous animated sex symbol was […]

Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken

I’ve Got to Be Me! You’ve Got to be You! By Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Author, Blogger and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for free consult) I’ve ‘borrowed’ the above classic Oscar Wilde quote, “Be […]

Get Jiggy: Seeing Red

Our Lady Sees Red is illustrated by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author and blogger. (write Janice for a free consult) “Out of the ash I rise with my red hair and eat men like air.” ~ […]

POWER NAP: Promote Health and Happiness

Nap! Create Down-Time! Energize Thyself! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for a free consult) “Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had […]

Michael Phelps Flakes Out!

And the sugar-coated gold medal goes to . . . by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for a free consult) Did you hear? Michael Phelps is going to share top billing with […]

“Katrina Pounds”: Broken Zippers, Broken Dreams

Devastation, Hopelessness, FEMA Food and Fat… Three years later. by Janice Taylor, Renegade Weight Loss Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, Blogger and 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for Free Consult) On August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina pounded her way through the […]

The Belly Fat Cure: Three Punch Knock-Out (Recipes Included)

Belly Fat Leads to More Belly Fat by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. Write Janice for Free Consult! Despite my (successful) diet attempts, healthy lifestyle, prayers and screams, my mid-section has grown […]

Fatty Liver: Might YOU Have One?

Try On Health: See how it fits! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser. (Write Janice for Free Consultation) Fatty Liver Disease This past week, Kick in the Tush Club member Pat L. wrote […]

Consciousness: An Artful Puzzle Worth Pondering

Optical Delusion of Consciousness by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist, 50-pound big-time-loser and artist, was inspired by the following quote from Albert Einstein. (write Janice for free consultation) “A human being is a part of […]

What Were YOU Expecting? Health? Happiness? Huh?

It’s All Good. Or is it? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Cert. Hypnotist, Author, Columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. (write Janice for free consult.) It is called the Pygmalion effect and it’s a fact: If you expect the worst, […]

The Truthiness About High Fructose Corn Syrup

Controversy: The Corn Refiners Association Takes Our Lady of Weight Loss to Task by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, Columnist and 50 pound big-time-loser! (For free consultation, write Janice.) In my Tuesday’s blog post – Hungry and Cranky […]

Has Your Body Betrayed You? Stressed Out and Hungry?

Hormones, Stressors, and Evolutionary Times by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Author and 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. (write for free consultation) When we feel threatened or stressed, our neuroendocrine system kicks into high gear and releases a series of […]

Struggling, Stuck and Sick: What to do?

For Our Lady of Weight Loss’s Sake! WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!!! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author, columnist and 50-pound big-time-loser. If your thoughts and words are steeped in negativity, if you are telling yourself that you are struggling, […]

Get Jiggy: Fish Oil Lady (a jigsaw puzzle that promotes happy weight loss)

A Jiggy Note from Our Lady of Weight Loss “Fish Oil Lady,” this week’s JigSaw Puzzle was created by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author of the Our Lady of Weight Loss Books, 50-pound big-time-loser. The inspiration for this […]

Fish Oil: Modern Day Miracle Cure

Omega-3 and My Mother’s Two-Step by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser. I had the pleasure of visiting my 92-year-old mother this past week, whose energy and level of happiness clearly surpassed my own. I couldn’t help […]

Depressed? Feeling Low? Maybe it’s the food!

Maybe we’re not depressed! Maybe we don’t have Epstein Barr! Maybe … just maybe it’s the food we’re eating! by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound Big-Time-Loser. Are you lethargic, feeling low, foggy-headed? Is your energy waning? Is […]

Mental Fitness: A Guide to Revitalizing Your Brain Circuits

Nine Nimble Steps to a Svelte and Willowy Mind by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, Author, 50-pound big-time-loser As the natural aging process slowly yet steadily sets in, our mental and physical functions can, in time, become impaired. However, […]

Culinary Bombshell: Toss Conventional Cooking Wisdom Out Your Window NOW! (recipes included)

How to Get the Most Antioxidant Bang Out of Your Veggie Buck, written and illustrated by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author and 50-pound big-time-loser. While many people are true believers in the power of the raw food, mind-twisting […]

Restless Nights: Morning Heart Attacks and Strokes

Sleeping Keeps Your Heart Healthy written and illustrated by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author, 50-pound big-time-loser. Heart attacks and strokes are more likely to happen during early morning hours. What’s your risk for early morning heart attack? For […]

Crumbs Count: If you don’t believe me, just ask your thighs.

Who’s Foolin’ Who? by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, author, 50 pounds big-time-loser. Crumbs Count A bunch of years ago I stumbled upon Nancy, the star of Ernie Bushmiller’s comic strip of the same name, “Nancy.” As I remember […]

The Secret to My 50 Pound Success: Showing Up

How Will YOU Show Up Today? A weighty question from Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50-pound big-time-loser. People want to know, “What’s your secret to success? How did you manage to permanently remove (a.k.a. lose weight) over 50 pounds […]

Ideal Beauty: Bold n’ Brave In Your Underwear

A Perfectly Beautiful Conversation with Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50-pound big-time-loser, and Natalie Fournier, photographer and performance artist. Janice: You are bold and brave, in your underwear … and clearly making a statement about your body, the collective […]

Salmonella: Killer or Cancer Cure?

Salmonella Sleuthing: It’s Not All Bad by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50-pound big-time-loser, eternal optimist With all this talk of toxic and noxious tomatoes and jalapeno peppers, as well as Salmonella poisoning, this Beliefnet blogger, determined to unearth […]

The Blueberry Cure: slow aging, prevent cancer, fight infection, end constipation

Unassuming Blueberries: Powerful Little Disease Busters by Janice Taylor, Life & Wellness Coach, 50 Pound Big-Time-Loser Whether you want to bust a disease, age gracefully, or are simply in need of a tush-kickin’ recipe, this yum delicious blog-post is for […]

NYC Chains Post Calorie Count: BUT Does anyone know what a calorie is?

A round of 850 calorie Cinnabons for all! by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet.com blogger and 50 pound big-time-loser. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing his best to hold us (individuals and restaurants) accountable for the amount of high-fat, high-calorie foods we […]

Eat All Day : Lose Weight

The Meal: Whose idea was it anyway? by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger and 50 pound big-time-loser. Did cavemen eat three squares? Whatever its origin, three meals a day – for me – is a thing of the past. I instinctively […]

Fat Words that Burn

In an effort to understand people who insist upon using BIG words, this Beliefnet blogger signed up for Word of The Day from Dictionary.com I LOVE FAT … words! I am particularly enamored with ‘fat’ and ‘food’ words. I find […]

Beat Stress or Cultivate Inner-Peace

Which would you prefer to do today? Beat stress or cultivate inner-peace? Calming words from Janice Taylor. Words have an amazingly strong affect on our bodies and minds. Our unconscious mind (also known as subconscious) processes the words we hear […]

GO CRAZY! Your Life Salad

GO CRAZY! It’s Your Life, is it not? Create It the Way You Want it – Off-the-Menu Salad! This beliefnet blogger has been on the road, promoting the best Permanent Fat Removal book ever (if you LOSE it; you will […]

Easy Weight Loss with Antonio Banderas

What a Day for a Daydream by Janice Taylor, Health & Happiness Beliefnet Blogger. While waiting for the 6 train on 116th and Lexington Avenue (not the most beautiful subway stop in Manhattan), I took the opportunity to mentally review […]

Lose Weight: How big is your ‘want’ power muscle?

Land of the Lost and Found Pounds by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Health and Happiness Blogger Once upon a time a chubby young woman was wandering about in the Land of the Lost and Found Pounds thinking self-deprecating thoughts when she […]

Measure Success: Crafty Fashionistas Weigh-In

<img alt="ART%20tapemeasure%20bracelet.jpg" src="http://blog.beliefnet.com/ourladyofweightloss/ART%20tapemeasure%20bracelet.jpg" width="252" height="189" style="float:left; margin:5px;" One day, as Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger was negotiating her way along the rocky road to Sveltesville on her 50 pound weight loss journey, she got fed up with measuring her thighs and […]

Criticism Bites

Power of the Compliment by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger Most everyone appreciates a compliment, a word of encouragement, and a bit of recognition. I know, I do! Someone said something nice to me today and it made all the difference. […]

MARSHMALLOWS: Carb-Free. Sugar-Free. Our Lady APPROVED!

Food News from Janice Taylor. There’s a New Marshmallow in Town. I happened across a bag of La Nouba (No Sugar/ No Carbs) marshmallows at the check out counter at my local market. I was skeptical. “Hmmmm,” I wondered, “How […]

Jigsaw Crazy: NUTS!

I’m a Nut (source: “The World’s Best Funny Songs”, Esther J. Nelson, 1988; this song is called “Acorn Brown” in “The Worm Song and Other Tasty Tunes, Janet Wilson, 1993.) I’m a little acorn round (make circle with thumb and […]

Manifest Destiny: Pray Love Live

Misha McGlown, author of Manifesting Things: Making Your Way When There Is No Way, shares her thoughts with Janice Taylor on how to free yourself from your self-imposed bondage and move into the light of love through prayer. I prayed […]

July 4: Holiday Pig Out Special

What???? HUH? Is Janice Taylor, Weight Loss Guru, the voice of Our Lady of Weight Loss, 50-pound big-time-loser, Beliefnet health & happiness blogger extraordinaire telling us that it’s okay to pig out? “You have to love a nation that celebrates […]

Willpower vs. Want-Power

There is no such thing as willpower. If the cake calls your name, who amongst us has the willpower to just say, “no!?” We are more than likely than not to cave in and eat it! Want Power means that […]

Comfort Food: Mango Mania

Rejoice the Mango! from Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger Mangoes have been around for at least 4,000 years. They grow on huge trees and the mango fruit gracefully hangs down like an upside-down lollipop on a very long stem. They are […]

It’s about your life, not your fat.

A number of readers have asked me for more details about my travels on the rocky road to Sveltesville, wanting me to further share my secrets that led me from a size 18 to a size 4, and how I […]

Go Retro * Cool Down * Save Money (plus bonus video)

Heat Be Gone!This Beliefnet Blogger is too young to remember but …Once upon a time, many years ago, there were no air-conditioners. (I can hear the gasps!) It’s true. No air-conditioners! How did ‘they’ get through the dog-days of summer […]

Creative Acts of Health & Wellness: Stir It Up Happy at the Work Place

Be an angel, would ya’? Spread the word (not the icing!). by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger A Creative Act of Health and Wellness is something that we do that brings health and wellness into our lives and into the lives […]

My Date with Richard Gere

This Beliefnet blogger was flicking through the television channels the other night – all 1,000 of them – when she came across Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in the movie Pretty Woman. Date Night with Richard Gere … by Janice […]

Leave Your Bun Behind

Grilling Season News! Before you uncover your grill and get your beef patties a burnin,’ and your buns a toastin,’ please do take a moment to ingest these hale & hearty and healthful tips from the master of permanent fat […]

Behind the Peel: Star Fruit (Video & Recipe!)

Watch and Whip Your Way to Stardom!This Beliefnet blogger loves fruits of all kinds … especially The Star Fruit! Watch this totally refreshing and entertaining TELL ALL video – whip up a bowl of Sassy Star Fruit Salad and Be […]

Laughter Cracks the Cosmic Egg

This Beliefnet blogger wants to know … What happens in your brain in response to a sidesplitting, tear inducing, stomach aching, diaphragm exercising laugh? Laugh Yourself Skinny Researchers at the University College London Institute of Neurology found that as study […]

Snap Your Weigh Thin: Be A Foto Food Journalist

A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words (and can miraculously remove 3 ounces of excess weight) by Janice Taylor, Beliefnet Blogger. Food journaling keeps us honest. It helps us to keep track of what we eat and identify when and […]

TRANSITIONS: Photos from the Road

Hey Y’all … Remember the “What Food Do You Find Irresistible?“ contest that Beliefnet sponsored for me, blogger extraordinare :)? Well … last night the winner got ME and signed copies of All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of […]

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